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Should My Virginia Beach Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

During your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is determined by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Virginia Beach Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that gives it a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the option for this frame option is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window has decorative trim or you want to keep a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Virginia Beach Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your company won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well when you need a piece of decorative trim around the window to help it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will require an outside mount, as well as shutter treatments for french and patio doors.

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Install The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Virginia Beach and will help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 757-210-6448 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.